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to fix signal problems that stranded thousands of commuters. but the agency warns the repairs could go down at any moment. lauren will be tracking problems for us all morning. the company sleeping partners is recalling moses baskets for infants. the baskets are sold at major retailers like babies-r-us and bye bye baby. cpsc.gov for recall information. the kentucky county clerk who refuse toss issue marriage licenses heads to court today. kim davis is ignoring on order from the u.s. supreme court. she refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples or to anyone and says she's doing it under god's authority. right now, you can apply for the lottery for tickets to see pope francis in central park. procession through the park will take place on september 25th. head to our website, nbcnewyork.com for information. he said this time around, they weren't able to get the bigger, bigger venue like have a mass in central park as previous popes have done.
they're trying to make up for it by doing the public-style events. >> and having him reach as many people as possible. so many will want to see him. meanwhile, it's 5:14. dealing with some heat today. hopefully the temperatures will be lower by the time the holy father gets here. >> we can use a little cooling down by then and hopefully by then it will happen. not in the immediate future today certainly. another hot steamy one out there. the last day of the heat wave where we get up to 90 degrees. this would be day five. could be a spot shower later on this afternoon and friday. most of that activity will tend to be north and west of the city. would cancel outdoor plans because of that risk. the weekend, boy, fantastic. saturday, sunday and monday all filled with sunshine. pollen report still up there as the weed county very high. ragweed level, grass, most counts holding at low level. there's a lot of irritants for allergy sufferers. across long island, not a big spread in temperatures. hampton bay at 67.
valley stream at 71. north port 70. towards the city, mid-70s. low to mid-60s. mid and upper 60s. still muggy morning out there. no matter where you are. generally speaking, it is a clear sky. future tracker shows nothing more than a few clouds building to the north and west. a good deal of sunshine sending temperatures to 09 and 95. few showers this evening. generally towards the north. not much activity even through tomorrow morning. a back door cool front will bring an air mass change. it spawns a couple of showers tomorrow afternoon and then by tomorrow evening, most of those push back to pennsylvania and dissipate. lots of sunshine expected saturday. nice and sunny and clear throughout the day. that coupled with lower humidity too. 92 today. not lower humidity. just an isolated shower or storm. most folks don't see that. 75 the low tonight with a mostly cloudy sky. maybe a passing shower one or two locations. best chance north of town.
getting away this weekend, the shore looking good. upper 70s to 80s. warmer on monday. not necessarily want to be in a hurry to leave with more sunshine anticipated through monday, labor day. same thing out east. 77 saturday. 80 on sunday. the symbols strung across the board. much the same in the northwestern suburbs as well. towards the catskills, heading out to do a little boating on a lake. mid to upper 80s. it does get warmer in the inland spots. up around 90 there. seven-day forecast, 92 there. 83 tomorrow. shower risk early especially. back to sun, low humidity, 82 saturday. 87 sunday and around 90 and could start a new heat wave, joy, early next week. let's see if there's joyousness on the commute. >> i would like to say there is a lot of joyousness on the commute. not causing a problem on the western spur of the turnpike heading southbound on the ramp to route 3. something to keep in mind.
a leave u. live look at the holland tunnel. things are moving nicely from both approaches. at the lincoln tunnel, things look good as well. a bit of a slow ride at the george on the upper level inbound as they clear construction. heading to the grand central parkway, things look good in queens. smooth sailing through here. the l.i.e. is still in good shape. the staten island expressway, a bit of a slow ride. roadwork out there again. both directions by bradley avenue. you have two lanes shut down. as you know, if you commute on staten island. you need to leave yourself extra time since it's ongoing. the best news of all, more good news for the lirr. it's 5:17. thanks lauren. turning to decision 2016. republican front-runner donald trump has a meeting scheduled in manhattan with the head of the national committee. there is a possibility trump could be asked to pledge that he will not run as a third-party candidate if he fails to get the republican nomination for president. when asked about it last month's debate, republican debate, trump
indicated he may not be willing to make that promise. meanwhile, in florida, it has the look of a campaign swing. vice president joe biden attending several events. keeping quiet about a possible presidential run. tracie potts is in washington. so many questions every time joe biden does something these days, tracie. >> right. he's well aware. he sort of joked about it yesterday saying wow, look how many showed up and are interested in this community college event. while that's interesting, reporters were shouting questions at him about 2016, which he's not answering. analysts are telling us there may be good reasons yes may or may not want to take on hillary clinton. it's vice president joe biden's second day in battleground florida focusing on a roon today amid speculation about whether he'll run for president. >> people who aren't willing to risk at failing never succeed. >> the draft biden campaign is hiring staff in south carolina. analysts say he could be more of
a threat to republicans than hillary clinton. >> he has the likability factor. he's able to connect with voters. this is something that hillary clinton lacks. >> numbers have dwindled with questions about her e-mails and a top aide is expected to plead the fifth on capitol hill today. insiders think biden's path to victory may force him to go on the attack. >> i don't know if joe biden has the stomach to launch a campaign based on attacking hillary clinton. >> they're thrilled she may face the top ten in the next debate. >> the more people see me and hear me, the more they think she really can be president of the united states. >> while clinton's numbers fade, fiorina's are steadily improving. >> keep in mind. it's politics. it's all about money because that's how you get the message out. right now, hillary clinton has braved more than the top three republicans not including donald
trump. joe biden hasn't raised anything at all. he hasn't announced. there would be catching up to do if, in fact, he decides to run. which we still don't know. >> all right, tracie. thanks very much for that update. we appreciate it. the bronx high school that was rocked in a gas explosion last month is expected to be ready for the first day of classes. students will return to john f. kennedy high school in marble hill next week. officials say a worker testing a gas line lit a match that caused the blast. it blew out the walls and windows of several classrooms on the sixth floor. damaged rooms will be sealed off. 5:20 right now. just ahead, the future of american pharoah, what the owner is saying about whether that horse is going to return to the track. it's one feature that's not advertised. what police say happened to this phone. follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
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he fired a shot at a man trying to steal his laptop bag. the victim hit the pants pocket where his phone was. it shattered the phone and bounced off. the victim is okay. the suspect ran off. over the years, right, we've reported on so many stories where somebody is holding something in their pocket or a bible or something that really they felt like protected them. in this case, it was an iphone. >> another purpose. marketing now. not just a phone. >> a shield. >> not really bulletproof, though. >> wouldn't go about use that as a protective device. want to protect yourself by hydrating again today. another hot one. this could be the hottest one. 92 the expected high? the city today. lots much hazy sunshine. could lead to an isolated thunderstorm north and west of the city. temperatures generally in the mid-70s. tonight a muggy night. an isolated shower and again, finally break the heat wave by tomorrow.
>> we're hydrating right now. >> please. let get this going. >> ahead, lauren. >> we can talk about the lirr. we're hydrating. we're going to talk about good things for the commute. the commuter checklist. if you're getting on the rails, everything is in good shape. here's an up dapt on the buses. a lot the detours this morning. the b 39, m 100, and 101 and 104 for the city and bus route 159 is on detour. things are pretty good. >> lauren, thanks very much. we may have seen the last of american pharoah as lauren hydrates. plans for the winner are expected to be announced soon. the owner posted on twitter, he and his family had a four-hour meeting with the thoroughbred's trainer after the horse was beaten on saturday. his gut feeling is time to retire. plan before that was to race one more time. breeders' cup classic on october 31st.
lots of people will be awaiting to see what's going on there. just ahead, update on twot breaking stories we're following this morning. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in patchogue in suffolk county. a driver was arrested who sparked a wild chain of events, a car crash, a pedestrian being hit and a truck being stolen. we'll sort it out coming up. >> reporter: another wild pursuit in hillside, new jersey. an early morning crash possibly turned fatal. i'm tracie strahan live in hillside with the latest. that's straight ahead. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back.
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breaking news in new jersey. a crash overnight. report that is it came after a police chase. >> plus more breaking news on long island. a man under arrest accused of leaving a trail of destruction. and april new scare in the bronx. legionella found in one building's water. what's being done to protect people who live there. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's thursday morning, september 3rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is
here with the forecast. it's going to be a hot one still. >> unfortunately, once again, kind of steamy. northern suburbs, the cooler temperatures. 63 in rhinebeck. 62 in lagrange. 65 hopewell junction. towards the city and here come the 70s. 76 in central park. it's 72 at islip and farmingdale. little cooler north and west. not as dramatic as yesterday. it gets steamy everywhere this afternoon. hot and muggy this afternoon. a high of 88. could get a pop-up shower. a high of 92. that would be five in a row over 90. how is the commute moving along, lauren? >> commute is moving nicely so far. we have a slow ride at the george washington bridge. we'll take a live look out there. you can see both levels there. a bit of a slow ride on the upper level only. if you want to head to the lincoln or holland, they're in great shape. something else in great shape, we can enjoy it while it lasts
all morning long. the long island railroad is moving on or close to schedule. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. breaking news on long island where a wild scene unfold ld overnight in suffolk county. it was a trail of destruction and a suspect in custody now. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in patchogue with the story. kat? >> reporter: here in patchogue, michael, police spent hours here. a police officer just left a little while ago. this was, as you said, a wild scene, bizarre chain of events that stretched across suffolk county for several miles. it started out in holtsville, west of where we are. according to the police department, there was a crash between two cars in holtsville. on the long island expressway near exit 62 going eastbound. there are reports one of the drivers got out of the vehicle on foot and started running toward a parking lot. stole a truck and took off in it driving several miles east towards patchogue.
in the middle of all of that, a good samaritan reportedly was hit by a car as that person tried to -- paramedics rushed that person to the hospital. the driver in the original crash ended up here where we are in patchogue at route 112. we're told the driver hit a police cruiser and crashed a truck he had stolen. he has been taken into custody. in fact, we saw a police officer taking down that person. we're waiting to get an update from police. taking a little longer than usual, michael. apparently it covers so much territory and so much happened as you can imagine. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. also breaking news in new jersey right now. a crash and a large police presence in hillside at the intersection of fabyan place and williams avenue. tracie strahan is there. >>. >> reporter: it appears the early morning investigation wrapped up, at least here at the scene. we still are trying to confirm reports that the police pursuit ended in at least one fatality
and one person being questioned at this hour by police. we'll show you what it looked like when we arrived here on fabyan place. initial reports around 1:00 this morning came in. accident reconstruction teams were on the scene trying to retrace what led to the crash that resulted from a person possibly being ejected from the vehicle. we saw a crumpled black vehicle at the scene that was towed away on a flatbed about 15, 20 minutes ago. we're hearing this was the rumt of a police chase between a vehicle and hillside police. vehicles appears to have tumbled on to i-78 that we're on the other side of. we're not clear what led to that police pursuit and are working to confirm the report that is one person was killed at the scene. we'll bring you more updates throughout the day, darlene. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. a normal commute is expected on the long island railroad this morning. only a temporary repairs hold
up. yesterday, thousands of commuters were either stranded at penn station, packed into crowded subway cars or waited on stalled trains. the mta says it was all because of signal problems west of jamaica. the agency is warning commuters repairs could go down at any moment. lauren is keeping an eye on this all morning. >> time to get a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check on the weather first. >> we've got weather and traffic together. weather first. an air quality alert. same air mass in place. pretty stagnant. up to 11:00, this evening, again, respiratory issues, you want to limit your time outside and be careful. stay indoors or the peak heating hourgs. patchy areas of fog. not seeing a lot of it. hit and miss. day five likely to continue. expected high today. lots of hazy sunshine.
build in a few clouds that lead to an isolated thunder shower. most folks escape that. let's check on the commute. >> the commute is being pretty nice to us this thursday morning. wednesday was a different story. long island railroad, we'll continue to keep you updated on this. everything on or close to schedule. no problems out there. all of your major commuter lines as well. we'll take a live look at the roads. the connecticut turnpike by darien by the service plaza. free and clear on the connecticut turnpike. merritt parkway looks good. the b 39, m 1u7b. 10 had. new jersey transit bus route 159 on detour. move your cars today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect and more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thousands of people in the bronx are concerned after the legionella bacteria turned up in the water system at a housing complex. it's the melrose house. the health department sent notices that hot water in one
building did test positive. now in the last six months there have been four cases of legionnaires' disease reported at that housing complex. as a precaution, the health department ordered the hot water shut off in the affected building. 681 cortland avenue. each apartment will get a water filter. police says people are safe to use the cold water for drinking, cooking and bathing. obviously, this is little consolation for the people who live there. >> fear for my life. i don't know if they're saying the truth or if they lying. don't the water and hot water run in the same pipes? it doesn't make any sense to me. >> the city is saying at this point that this discovery is not related to the previous outbreak. also in bronx. >> a 4-year-old in serious condition. a car hit the child in canarsie at the intersection of east 84th street and avenue l. police are investigating. the child is being treated at kings county hospital. a deadly house fire we
brought you as breaking news yesterday is now being investigated as a triple murder and possible suicide. investigators say the fire broke out in several spots in the long branch, new jersey, home. sources tell news 4, 35-year-old shane bahari is accused of killing his common law wife and her two boys before turning gun on himself. one neighbor says the couple had a big argument over the weekend. response to allegations of hazing involving the susan e. wagner high school football team. it's not clear when they'll take the field again. football practices and games at that school, they're now canceled. a volunteer coach, three players are all suspended. the hazing took place during a training camp. the parent claims their child was beaten with a broom stick, shot with bb guns and had vulgar drawings written on his body. some claim the broom stick beatings did not happen. >> what actually did happen?
>> the bee bb guns, that happened. not really bullying. >> the school says all those involved will be held accountable for the behavior. the department of education is investigating. two brothers are facing charges for allegedly stealing a truck loefd apple laptops worth more than a million dollars. he worked for a shipping company last year. police say they were transporting the laptops to new jersey high schools when they reported the truck stolen in yorktown. police say they were caught on surveillance video driving that truck to a friend's house. 5:38 now. new this morning, police arrested a man they say tried to rape a woman in has brook heights. it's an update to a story we talked about yesterday. 19-year-old anthony ramon is the man in this surveillance video. he surrendered after seeing himself on television. ramon grabbed the victim as she was entering her apartment on west 172nd street sunday morning. the woman fought back. ramon took off.
this morning, police need help finding a rape suspect in brooklyn. a suspect that also tried to attack two other women within three hours. police are looking for the man seen in this surveillance video running away after raping a 19-year-old woman late sunday. investigators say he dragged the victim into an alley of rockaway boulevard and can nars i arsie. he covers his face with a shirt. >> scary to know we never had anything like that. >> while his face is hard to make out, police are hoping someone recognizes the blue and white hawaiian shorts similar to the ones pictured here. coming up on 5:40. a special moment at citi field. fans had a chance to see a rare sight. it pays to take initiative.
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live look at the grand central parkway. not far from citi field at 5:43. there was a rare play at citi field. mets fans saw something they will remember for a long time. >> he takes one the other way over toward the line comes dominick. it goes on by him. he flips over the wall. in to score is johnson. racing for third. finally out to get it is hernandez. at that hat atrice to score. an inside the park home run. >> that was it. you saw the whole thing. rueben at that jat a around the bases with an inside the park home run. he finished with a career high four rbis. the phillies -- the mets beat the phillies. mets last had an inside the park
home run in 2010. around the bases. >> really got to move it. >> exciting. >> i think it's nice for the mets fans to see. >> the mets are doing great. chris, the mets dropped a couple. three out of five, come back and win. hopefully they're back on track. >> won the series there. we head off to miami. that move, they were talking about how low the fences are. it's a danger for a lot of the outfielders. he was just running after the ball. it's like a l chop. >> absolutely. >> it worked out. he's not hurt. that's most important. and the mets won. that's really important. we're looking at winning weather once we get past today and into the holiday weekend. talking about holding on to sunshine and summertime temperatures. but we drop the humidity and not as hot. 76, mostly clear right now. hazy, hot and humid today. normally should be 80 for a high. we're expecting at least 92 in the city.
some spots could flirt with 94, 95 before the day is through. the streak of 80-degree days continues. the old record broken by far. the last time we didn't have a day at 80 was back on july 9th. well. 62 in stamford, 61 in fairfield, 66 in redding. portions of connecticut in the mid-60s. city is mid 70s. most of the hudson valley, northwest new jersey, generally in the 60s this morning. everybody generally clear. however, here and there. we've got visibility issues. one of the places that it is a problem, islip, quarter of a mile. a mile and a quarter right now in morristown. for the most part, visibility is okay. be careful early on this morning for a couple of hours before the sun comes up and starts to mix the atmosphere up a little bit. heat wave day number five today. may be a thunderstorm or stray shower to the north and west.
could be one overnight. mid-70s in town. 60s in the distant suburbs. even for tomorrow, a pop-up shower or thunder shower. especially through mid to late afternoon. it dries out later in the day. a high of 83. shorecast for today, not bad. 80s. 86 long beach island. mid-80s across the rockaways. less than a foot on the south. a southerly breeze, breeze could kick the temperatures down. look at the water temperatures though. september is about as warm as it gets for the water. uv index is 7. rip current risk is low as well. the seven-day forecast. 92 today. couple of showers scattered around tomorrow. certainly not a washingout. 83. perfection on saturday. 60s at night. 87 sunday. still dry. 90 on monday. stay close to 90 for tuesday and wednesday of next week. almost 5:47. let's find out the late he is on the commute. we'll ask lauren.
>> things are moving along nicely for the commute. a big change from yesterday. we have one trouble spot out there on the gowanus expressway. by the canal there's a disabled tractor-trailer in the right lane. here's what it looks like by the prospect expressway. you can see delays building through there. do yourself extra time. i'll keep you posted on that. we'll show you what the cross bronx expressway looks like. things moving nicely. the bronx is in good shape today. heading over to staten island, we still have roadwork out there in both directions by bradley avenue. you'll see two lanes shut down both ways. not too bad just yet. hopefully we'll get that wrapped up on time. it keeps running late. let's talk about the lirr. good news there. no delays or service changes on any of the major commuter lines or subways. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:47 right now. new investigation suggests the port authority is running up a huge tab to pay lawyers after being accused of improperly using toll money to fix the pulaski skyway.
according to our partners at the bergen record, an investigation by the manhattan d.a.'s office suggests the agency quietly spent $1.75 million in legal fees. that's more than it spent during the george washington bridge lane closure probe. records suggest that they redirected $1.8 billion to rebuild the pulaski skyway and other new jersey roads. the work on the bridge that will replace the tappan zee bridge is halfway done now. said to be on time and on budget. you've seen the construction on what's called the new, new york bridge going across the hudson. it's going to start to go up as well as across. with the help of newly installed cranes, workers will begin constructing the bridges 419-foot towers. contractors did this. it's a full mock-up on how the work will be done on dry land. >> the mock-up gave us a chance for the contractor to develop methods to place the concrete and ensure he had proper consolidation around that rebar.
>> workers expected to reach the top of the towers by next summer. this is a $4 billion project and it's expected to be finished sometime in 2018. uber drivers can now move forward with their lawsuit against the car servi for denying them full benefits of employment. a federal judge in california granted class action status to their lawsuit. it claims uber drivers are incorrectly classified as independent contractors instead of employees with full labor law protections. uber says the decision only applies to a limited number of drivers and it's likely to appeal. coming up on 5:50, the army's ranger school is open to women on a permanent basis. the announcement made yesterday, it ends the army's assessment period over that. two women had become the first to graduate. they want to open it to all soldiers qualified and capable. it lasts a minimum of 61 grueling days. an actor who gained fame in
disney movies driving a car with a mind of its own has died. dean jones passed away at his home following complications from parkinson's disease. he starred in the her by franchise and "that darn cat." he was in 46 movies and appeared in five broadway shows including, "there was a little girl" opposite jane fonda and "under the yum yum tree." . he was 84 years old. 5:50 now. the corvette museum in kentucky that caved in after a sinkhole opened up last year, remember that happening, it's expected to reopen. the sinkhole sent eight classic cars belowground inside the museum's sky dome area. repairs were made to the sky dome, the classic cars will be back on display. officials will lead a seminar to discuss what went into fixing the vintage vehicles. i got to visit that museum. it's fantastic to see the cars.
corvette is an american classic. >> it's always been a great car. 5:51. still ahead, it is a big honor with a lot of pressure. hear from the artist who painted what is now the official portrait for pope francis' visit. connecticut's governor got upstaged. he didn't even realize it. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny. darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york."
whale watching is popular in connecticut. this time, the whale doing the watching. governor dannel malloy was speaking about tourism at the mystic aquarium when juno, beluga whale wanted to see what the fuss was about. juno pushed his nose up against the glass, checked out the cameras. he's a ham. i've been to the mystic aquarium, that whale, they're beautiful. they are friendly if you will. there are people standing there and they come up to the glass. it looks like they like it. >> yeah. >> he was cute. >> he was holding up his twitter account with one fin. follow me on facebook. >> the sign. >> call 1-800-beluga.
>> are we out will whale jokes now? we have heat headed our way. 92. there it is. hopefully that might be the last time i hear that. i have a feeling it might not be. a steamy one. isolated thunderstorm well north and west of the city. best chance for that. 75 muggy degrees tonight. an isolated shower or two, especially late tonight and tomorrow morning. there is a transition tomorrow to much more comfortable weather to start the weekend. >> let us wear a polo shirt and shorts when we're doing the news. >> go ahead. >> why not? >> i want you in a muscle shirt. >> that's what i'm going to do. yes, that's exactly it. >> for fashion week new york. start trends, michael. >> your chest hair will show. >> let's head to the traffic. i don't want to hear about michael's chest hair. >> we'll talk about long island railroad. things moving nicely. so far so good. metro-north, nj transit path on or close to schedule. we'll look outside at the tappan zee bridge.
things are moving nicely on both sides there. we have a disabled vehicle on the thruway heading northbound heading into the bridge. not causing a problem just yet. a nice commute today. >> sounds good, lauren. hope it stays that way. a new jersey artist is getting to show his work to a worldwide audience audience. it's designated the official portrait by the world meeting of families. he brought it to that organization's attention himself. his wife suggested he draw it when they heard about pope's plans to visit the united states. i immediately started to figure out what i wanted to do. i came to the studio and the painting was done. >> milou says it took eight hours for him to do the portrait. we have a special section on our website with everything you need
to know about pope francis' visit. head over to nbcnewyork.com. >> next at 6:00, it's 5:57 right now. we have an update on that breaking news on long island where chaotic scene unfolded overnight. katherine creag will be live with the latest. also at 6:00 a.m. a new legionnaires' discovery in the bronx as well. what you need to know about this latest health scare. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new york."
we're following two breaking stories. the first in new jersey where a major intersection blocked off following a serious crash. >> also breaking right now on long island, we're learning details about a wild crime spree that came to a crashing end. new health concerns in the bronx as legionella bacteria is found in an apartment complex that houses thousands of residents.
"today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's thursday morning, it is september 3rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we want to check in with storm team 4 chris cimino. we want to go back in the 90s. >> this will be day five in the city and then we shut it down for few days. melville, north babylon, farmingville and all at 70s. a few 65 0s on the east end. the hudson valley, mid and upper 60s early on. the sky is generally clear. plenty of hazy sunshine. hot and muggy. the clouds mix with the sky later on this afternoon. if they gather long enough, mainly north and west of the city, may squeeze out an isolated thunderstorm. high of 92 degrees. let's find out if there are any issues for the commute this morning. latest, lauren? >> very few issues for the morning commute. lirr is running on or close to schedule. we'll start with that. a couple of problems on the roads. a disabled truck.
eastbound by the gowanus canal. that's the right lane. here's what it looks like coming around the bend. things are slowing down. once you get past this, you'll have to deal with roadwork that they're clearing out by the brooklyn bridge. heading over to other bridges, specifically drawbridges. truck route 1 and 9, off route 7, the bridge there, they're both open right now. those should close and be reopened in about ten minutes or so. you might want to avoid that for now. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. now to that breaking news on long island where a chaotic chain of events left one person in the hospital and another in handcuffs. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in patchogue. kat, what happened? >> reporter: darlene, we have new information. we just talked about the car lot owner who whose office is there. this is where the driver ended up. according to the car lot owner, the car lot owner said he had never seen so many police officers in one place.
it all started around midnight. there was a crash between two cars in holtsville on the l.i.e. near exit 62 going eastbound. we're told one of the drivers got out of his vehicle on foo and start to go run toward a parking lot where he stole a tractor-trailer and took off in it driving east towards patchogue. in the middle of all that, a good samaritan reportedly was hit by a car as they tried to chase the driver. the driver in the original crash ended up here at patchogue. he crashed the tractor-trailer into a utility pole at at route 112. he tried to break into the office of the used car lot and we just talked with the owner of that car lot who said this. >> broke in here. there's blood and what not on the walls. >> he said to the police as i understand, he was looking for
and then they caught him down the street. >> reporter: the car lot owner showed us this. the suspect broke a glass door to get into the office. he believes to look for keys to steal another vehicle. the suspect ended up at a deli next door. they quickly arrested him. was he on drugs or drinking? that waits to be seen. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag in patchogue, thank you. breaking news in new jersey where police are trying to determine what caused a serious crash just off of i-78 in hillside. tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: good morning to you. the scene now clear here on fabyan. there was a wild police chase that led to one person being killed. initial calls about something happening here around 1:00 this morning. saw a crumpled black pickup truck being towed away on a flatbed a short time ago.
before that, accident reconstruction teams were retracing a crash that resulted in one person being ejected from that vehicle. again, we're hearing this is the result of what they're calling a short police chase between a vehicle and hillside police. so far, hillside police not saying much on this or what possibly led to it. we're still working to confirm reports about that fatality. at this point, the scene here on fabyan place is clear. back to you in studio. >> tracie strahan, thank you. 6:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, end in sight but maybe not today. >> not in the next 24 hours. it's a gradual process. back in the forecast again today. the three 46789s. a high of 92 degrees. putting in perspective where we should be. kind of forgot where we should be. september tends to be a comfortable month. so far, steamy and uncomfortable. it will happen again for today. that's what we can expect.
patchy fog out there. portions of new jersey too. heat wave day number five. low 90s this afternoon. plenty of hazy sunshine. maybe an isolated shower or storm. the details and the weekend forecast straight ahead. let's find out about the commute. >> things look pretty good. a couple of detours left on the buses. the b 39 and nj transit has detours on numbers 84, 56, 159 and 181 this morning. that's more than usual for them. if you're getting on the trains, so far so good. long island railroad, metro-north, nj transit, path, subways running without delays and service changes. alternate side of thetree s parking rules in effect today. more on the 4s. lauren, thank you. this is an update to a story we talked about yesterday. 19-year-old anthony ramon is the man in this surveillance video. he surrendered after seeing himself on tv. police say ramon grabbed the
victim as she was entering her apartment on west 172nd street sunday morning. the woman fought back and ramon took off. 4-year-old in serious condition. a car hit the child in canarsie last night at east 84th street and avenue l. police are investigating right now. the child is being treated at kings county hospital. new health concerns in the bronx after the legionella bacteria turned up in the water system at a housing complex. health department said notices in one building. two other buildings tested negative. five other buildings in that complex. the in the last six months, four cases have been reported at that housing complex. as a precaution, the health department ordered the hot water shut off in the affected building at 681 cortland avenue. each apartment will get a water filter. city says people are safe to use the cold water for drinking,
cooking and bathing. officials believe the discovery is not related to the previous outbreak. new jersey is reporting its first death from the west nile virus since 2013. the state department of health tells our news partner at the bergen record that the 64-year-old died. it's one of several cases reported in new jersey this year. symptoms of west nile include sudden high fever, muscle pain and a headache that worsens. we are hearing the final dispatch calls from the slain illiis pnoice officer as the manhunt for his murderers intensifies. kerry barrett is following the overnight developments from our newsroom. kerry? >> new information singes i joined you last. that woman who reported two suspicious men asking her for a ride to wisconsin, apparently made the whole thing up. 30-year-old kristen keefer admitted to making the story up to get attention. she's charged and being held in the lake county jail.
meanwhile, heavy armed police, hals and helicopters and canine teams are searching the area of fox lake, illinois, trying to find pre suspects in the shooting death of charles gliniewicz. he was nicknamed g.i. joe. he was found fatally shot tuesday morning. also this morning, the newly released audio clips that you mentioned of his final dispatch. police believe that he was killed just a few minutes afterwards. >> 6740, i'm at -- the old concrete plant, checking on two male white, male black. 6740, they took off towards the swamp. >> 640, 10-4. did you need backup? >> they believe they killed the officer, knows the area and is likely to stick around. they also found a deer camera with a memory card in it. they'll look at that for clues. they had surveillance video from a nearby industrial area and homes.
they'll be poring through that as well. meanwhile, last night hundreds turned out for a vigil supporting police and the officer's wife and four children. we have also learned that school in that area will resume this morning. the students being asked to wear blue and black in support. the manhunt continues. kerry, thank you very much. 6:09. the kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses heads to court thises morning. kim davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses when a supreme court legalized same-sex marriage davis filed a federal lawsuit saying it would violate her religious beliefs. a judge ruled against her and on monday, the supreme court rejected her argument without comment. davis, who has been married and divorced many times herself could face contempt of court or fined or jail time. a loyalty pledge, we'll tell you what the republican party is
doing to prevent a third-party problem in 2016. later, subway riders now strangers to -- no strangers, i should say to peeling paint, crumbling repairs and worse during their commute. find out how long it would take to completely fix the rundown conditions. what, three months? >> max. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. this is a look at the hamilton bridge. you're watching "today in new york." pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverages and baked treats, like the new pumpkin cheesecake square, while they're still here. america runs on dunkin'.
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>>ly little bit of both. getting a little bit of sunlight from the pre-sunrise. there's haze in the air, that's for sure. mill basin same number. 71 in floral park and valley stream. most folks, 70 to 75. outside of the city, drops to the 60s. found our first 50s of the morning, morristown. 70s down the shore. most cases, visibility not terrible. the ground visibility is down .25 of a mile. westhampton, back up to a mile. still 1.57 in sussex. you may run into a patch or two of fog between now and 7:30, 8:00. then the air mixes up, the sun gets higher in the sky and things back to heating things up. future tracker, not much through this afternoon in terms of cloud cover or thunderstorm activity. may be a spot storm north and west, late afternoon, early evening. the clouds from the north and east. back door cool front slides
through, brings a couple of showers or way. especially from the city on north and west of town. tomorrow evening, it dries out and the humidity comes down and starts to feel more comfortable. by saturday, gorgeous weather. lots of sunshine, low humidity. much the same into sunday too. however, the temperatures start to get warmer already by sunday. 92 the expected high in the city. that would be five in a row over 90. between 90 and 95. even the shore not terribly cooler. extreme eastern long island, low and middle 80s. 75 tonight with a partly cloudy sky. just a stray shower. best chance of that north of the city. 60s north and west as well. as we go into the weekend, the wind turns northeast. cooler, drier air. 82 on saturday. not that much cooler. 87 on sunday. bright and beautiful both days. for labor day itself, we turn the wind around and start to bring humidity back into the picture. we hold on to the sunshine, it looks like triplicate here. start out low 80s saturday,
mid-to upper 80s sunday. we stay close to 90 tuesday and wednesday of next week. let's find out about the commute. it's getting little later. any problems? >> a couple of problems out there. i got word of an accident at west orange before exit 9. watch out for that. then we also have a disabled truck on the gowanus. we'll get to that in one second. roadwork on the staten island expressway westbound. eastbound construction cleared between slosson and bradley avenues. two lanes shut down and a slow ride. the gowanus expressway, we have a disabled truck out there by the gowanus canal in the eastbound lane. this is back by 38th street. delays are extensive. hopefully that wraps up soon. i'll keep an eye on it. if you are getting on the long island expressway. here's what it looks like by exit 43. south oyster bay road. things are moving nicely westbound. eastbound, really barely any cars on the road. that's good news. long island railroad, good news for them as well and the rest of your commuter lines and subways. no delays or service changes.
more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. lauren, thank you. happening right now, hungary row opened the train station where migrants have been camped outside. this is in budapest. at least one train carrying the migrants has left the station and heading to a city near the hungary/austrian border. this is what the station looked like earlier this morning. hundreds of high grants came pouring in. police have been blocking the entrance to the building for two days. they've now left the area. happening today, republican presidential candidate donald trump may be asked to make a promise. he already suggested that he might not be able to keep. trump is scheduled in manhattan for a meeting. with reince priebus. he may be asked not to run as a third-party candidate if he doesn't get the republican nomination. trump did not appear willing to
make that commitment during last month's gop debate. vice president joe biden will spend a second day in florida. keeping quiet about any plans for 2016. he attended a fundraiser in miami last night. that was for senate democrats. sources say the questions of whether he intends to get into that race for president never came up in public. some questions about hillary clinton's private e-mail server may go unanswered when a house committee begins an investigation into the benghazi attacks next week. a former state department employee who helped clinton set up the server in her chappaqua home will invoke his fifth amendment right not to testify. a clinton campaign aide tells nbc news that clinton encouraged all of her aides to answer questions and be as helpful as possible. clinton herself is scheduled to testify next month. the "today" show is following all the overnight developments in the clinton e-mail controversy. kristen
kristen welker will have the latest at 7:00 a.m. a four-alarm fire now. the firefighters are in the midst of fighting it in ditmas mark. kai simonsen is over the scene. >> good morning to both of you. the fire broke out shortly before 5:00 a.m. this morning. this home, live pictures from chopper 4 over 1312 glenwood road in the ditmas park section. the scene of a four-alarm blaze as michael said. you can see the heavy damage. there is a smoke condition still. but it looks like all visible flames have been distinguished. not under control still, still a four-alarm. we've heard of a few injuries. no woron the condition of the victims. of course, we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4. kai simonsen. over to you. thank you very much. we'll keep you updated on this breaking situation throughout the morning. >> follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
welcome back. 6:23. looking at the tappan zee bridge on this thursday morning. at the u.s. open, number one seed novak djokovic may have a new doubles partern only for dancing. >> as he won his match, he called on a fan from stands. the two showed off fancy footwork at arthur ashe stadium. look at that. >> thas crazy.
>> then they donned matching eye love new york shirts. look. fan actually is a familiar face during the u.s. open. he's often seen dancing around the stadium as chris is out at citi field. isn't that great? >> i didn't think you were allowed to behave like that. >> never happen in -- every time i've gone, it's shh. >> loosening up tennis a bit. >> having a good time. >> you imagine, he does that and he blows his knee out or something. >> oh. >> that's good to see, actually. another day at the open with more heat and humidity. a steamy one again. temperatures heading into the 90s. >> that would be the fifth -- it took a long time to get there. >> 92. >> then he woke up. >> we're looking for an isolated shower or thunderstorm through the evening hours west of town. 75 tonight. muggy night with a partly cloudy sky. tomorrow is the transition day. could be an early shower or two. into the 80s. the weekend looks fantastic.
we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. >> yea. hey, lauren. >> hey, we're excited about the lirr this morning. so far so good. no problems. if you see any, let us know. we have a couple of problems on the roads. a live look or a look at the maps of route 280. in new jersey, eastbound by mt. pleasant avenue, exit 9, there is an accident in the right lane there. then we have heavy delays on the bqe this morning by the brooklyn bridge. we'll show you that. a stream of slow-moving headlights. they cleared construction, the manhattan-bound side of the span reopened on the brooklyn bridge. delays are heavy from an earlier disabled tractor-trailer out there. 6:25 right now. an update on breaking stories this morning. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in patchogue in suffolk county. officers arrested a driver who sparked a wild chain of events, a a tractor-trailer was stolen, a
breaking news. live pictures here. a 4-alarm fire injures several people in brooklyn. chopper 4 is live over the scene. also breaking now in looimd, a wild crime spree that came to a crashing end. >> new health concerns in the bronx as legionella bacteria is found in an apartment complex that houses thousands of people. "today in new york" starts now. lot going on this morning. good morning everybody. thursday, september 3rd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather this thursday. chris, good morning. >> another warm one coming our way. not too bad in the suburbs. down to the 60s. 69 degrees cream ridge, jackson 64. the coast, point pleasant, 71. the humidity so high, it's muggy out there. city the warm spot at 75 right now. still the burbs north and west. lower 60s showing up there. skies are clear and hazy.
that's the way it plays out. plefrnt plenty of hazy sunshine. in the 70s. upper 80s by noontime. humidity on the rise. could be a scattered shower or thunderstorm popping uin a few lotions. a high of 92 degrees. heat wave ends tomorrow. details on that in a little bit. let's get the latest on the commute from lauren. >> thanks, chris. a lot of problems cleared. 280 eastbound before mt. pleasant blocks the right lane. heavy delays on the gowanus from a disabled tractor-trailer. a live look at the lincoln tunnel where on the inbound side you'll wait about 15 minutes getting into the tolls here. at the holland tunnel, about five to ten minutes and no wait at all at the george washington bridge. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. we want to get to that breaking news in brooklyn. a 4-alarm fir in ditmas park. kai simonsen is over the scene. we see firefighters hard at work there. >> absolutely. their work cut out for them. no doubt this morning. michael and dae, good morning to you. broke out shortly before 5:00
this morning in this three-story home you see in brooklyn. live pictures from chopper 4. 1312 glenwood road in the borough. the scene of a 4-alarm blaze. heavy damage to that house unfortunately. a partial roof collapse and it also spread to the house next door. looks like all visible flames have been knocked down. but still a little bit of a smoke condition. five injuries reported to us. no word on the condition of eth victims. i want to show you where we're located. around here, that's the south end of prospect park. here's ocean parkway. flatbush avenue runs down this way. here is brooklyn college and there's the location of the fire that we're over right now. we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4. kai simonsen, michael and darlene, back to you. >> kai, thank you. >> breaking ne ows long island where a chaotic chain of events left one person in the hospital and another facing serious charges. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in patchogue. kat?
>> reporter: darlene, chaotic is right. the driver, the suspect ended up at this used car lot. we talked to the owner. he believes he was here to steal yet another vehicle. car lot owner has never seen so many police officers here. around midnight, there was a crash between two cars in holtsville on the l.i.e. near exit 62. we're told one of the drivers got out of his car on foot and started running toward a parking lot where he stole a tractor-trailer. he took off in it. driving several miles east towards patchogue. in the middle of all of this, a good samaritan reportedly was hit by a car as that person tried to chase down the driver who took off. paramedics took that person to the hospital. the driver in the original cash ended up here in patchogue where he crashed the tractor-trailer into a utility pole at east road boulevard. he tried to break into the office of the used car lot and the owner said this. >> then he went through the office and started to go through everything in the office.
and he told the officers and detectives he was looking for keys to take one of the cars. >> reporter: the broken glass that you see there, the car lot owner says the suspect broke a glass door to get into the office to look for keys to steal another vehicle. the suspect ended up at a deli next door. the police arrested him and we're awaiting to see what charges he faces. back to you, darlene. >> thank you very much. katherine creag. it's 6:34. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. we're going to start chris cimino. it looks like a muggy day? >> another muggy and hazy day. the same air mass in place getting birthier and dirtier. >> take it slow out there today. the peak heating hours in particular, those are respiratory issues, you don't want to breathe that ugly air. what to expect today, a few patches of fog around, particularly across long island.
the heat wave continues, though. day five over 90. we expected low 90s. hazy sunshine and a slight chance of an isolated thunder shower, especially north and west. seven-day forecast on the 4s. we've got the commute for you. >> thanks, chris. good morng everyone. the lirr, so far so good in morning. to delays or service changes there. metro-north, nj transit path and subways moving nicely. we have a couple of bus detours out there. the b 39 for new york city and then nj transit bus routes 84, 156, 159 and 181 are operating with a detour this morning. move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. there are new health concerns in bronx after the legionella bacteria turned up at a housing complex. the health department said notices that hot water in one building in the melrose houses tested positive. two other buildings tested negative. test results were outstanding at five other buildings all in that complex. in the last six months, four
cases of legionnaires' disease have been reported at that housing complex. now, as a precaution, the health department ordered the hot water shut off of the affected building. 681 cortland avenue. each apartment will get a water filter. city says people can use cold water for drinking, cooking and bathing. that's little consolation to people who live there. >> fear for my life. i don't know if they're saying the truth or lying. the hot water runs in the same pipes like it doesn't make any sense to me. >> that's the one feeling of one tenant. the city says the discovery is not related to the previous outbreak. >> police are searching for a suspect they say raped a woman and tried to attack two others in the same night. surveillance video shows the man running away after he raped a woman last sunday. he dragged the victim into an alley of rockaway boulevard in canarsie. they released a sketch of the suspect. but he uses a t-shirt, to cover
his face. >> we have to be diligent and really be paying attention when we're walking. >> scary to know that we never had anything like that in this neighborhood. >> because his face is hard to make out, police hope somebody recognizes the blue and white hawaiian shorts he was wearing, similar to the ones pictured here. the nypd says newly released numbers says this summer was one of the safest in the city. the number of homicides and shootings has never been lower since the department started tracking them back in 1994. the nypd credits its all-out initiative which put extra officers in high crime neighborhoods. the department says it's taking steps to tackle the number of homeless people out on the city streets. in the last three weeks, officers have identified about 80 homeless encampments and visited 50 of them. many were cleared of debris and bedding. many of those homeless refuse
offers to go to shelters. the bronx high school rocked in a gas explosion last month is expected to be ready for the first day of classes. students return to john f. kennedy high school in marble hill next week. officials say a worker testing a gas line lit a match that caused the blast. it blew out the walls and windows of several classrooms on the sixth floor. the city says damaged rooms will be sealed off. in new jersey, a new investigation suggesting the port authority is running up a huge tab to pay lawyers after being accused of improperly using toll money to fix the pulaski skyway. the agency quietly spent $1.75 million in legal fees. that's more than it spent during the george washington bridge lane closure probe. >> it would take the mta at the current pace, 52 years to repair all subway stations according to the citizens budget commission. the watchdog group finds 76 of
the 468 subway stations to be in good repair. manhattan and the bronx each have 14 of them and queens 7. the citizens budget commission also found 33 stations need work and more than half of their structural parts. they found the 52nd street stop in wood side is the most dilapidated. >> they were built for a different sanctuary. >> they were. i think many people feel, no matter what, things should be in working order. >> absolutely. 6:38 right now. let's take another live look at the 4 an alarm fire in ditmas park. tracie strahan is there getting more information from officials at the scene. we're going to bring you an update as they come into the newsroom. you're watching "today in new york."
brooklyn. there's a 4-alarm fire in ditmas rk. kai simonsen s over the scene ab in chopper 4. kai? >> darlene and michael, good morning to both of you. the fire broek out before 5:00 this morning in this three-story home in brooklyn. li i can pictures now. this is in ditmas park section of the borough. it looks like thankfully firefighters do have the upper hand on this fire. just a small smoke condition at this point. you can see toward the top end of the screen, the fire spread to the house next door. lots of damage to both homes. we have heard that five injuries have now been reported. no word on the condition of the victims just yet. we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4, kai simonsen, darlene and michael, back to you. we want to see what it's like on the ground. tracie strahan just arrived there. tracie?
>> reporter: that aerial view really doesn't do it justice, guys. we just arrived on the scene here. in driving the glenwood and argyle, we wereaalongside several fire trucks still coming here trying to get a hane on not one but two victorian homes here on the corner. a heavy fire department presence all over the scene here. you can see really the face of these, really just burnt off. then we see in one. homes on the corner, we can see a chief it inside. he has been able to make his way inside. noi t so on the home that they're putting water on at this moment. again, as kai has been saying, we've been hearing that this was a four-alarm fire. five injuries reported. some of the firefighters, you can see them, as well as emergey management crews on the scene here. they sent out a tweet to everyone in ditmas park to close rewindows, tryto avoid the heavy smoke condition here. haven't encounter ted much of that yet. it seems to have dissipated. see someone from the fire department going to try and
speak to him and give him an update in a little bit. >> quite the scene as we saw it from the air and from the ground. 6:44 right now. a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. here in the studio, chris cimino with that. >> we're dealing with one more day of 90 degrees or better. coupled with high humidity. tomorrow is the transition day. the unofficial end ofo summer, beautiful weather coming our way. it's still sticky out there. dnotice the u.s. flags for the holiday weekend, not moving very much. 75 degrees. it is a mostly career sky. weather headlines, as we said, one more steamy warm today and then the heat wave ends. spotty shower or thunder shower possible later tonight into tomorrow. best chance as the front slides through. pollen report, still a lot o things in the air. weed pollen primarily. ragweed is moderate. we,ed pollens are high. the mold spore count low.
miand to l'sow 70s in and around the five boroughs. 66 armonk, 64. in 60 in sussex. 66 in morristown. urm briefly down to 59 and 68 in long branch. most folks under a clear sky. high clouds to north and west. lower clouds where there's patchy fog out there. fog not a big issue. visibility down a bit in spots across long island. it's heat wave day number five here. 92 the expected high. basically rain-free day. could there be a pop-up thunder shower. stray shower overnight tonight. especially as we go towards mod rning and then as that front drops down, a better chance of seeing that wet weather. more northeast wind takes hold and temperatures knock down to a high of 83 degrees. as we look ahead to the get away weekend, down the jersey shore, looking good. nothing but sun, saturday, sunday, monday. low to middle 80s for monday. heading out to the hamptons, montauk, a gem.
77 on saturday, 80 sunday and monday 81 with more sunshine around. heading towards the hills or the mot funtains, catskills, poconos, warmer there but still nice. sunshine, a few clouds mix in at times. 85 on saturday. upper 80s sunday and nearing 90 by monday. doing exercise, make sure to hydrate. we put it all together perfectly on saturday. we're back around 90 monday, tuesday, wednesday much next week. >> heading out the door, concerns for the commute. >> new problems out there. start with new jersey. on route 1 and 9 southbound in the local lanes, there's an accident by wilson avenue. you can see pretty heavy delays through here. then heading to the bqe, we have debris in the roadway. this is in the eastbound lanes by flushing avenue. that's blocking the right lanes. delays are starting to build through here. further north of here, past the l.i.e. on the bqe, a disabled vehicle in the left lane. a slow ridt southbound heading into the kosciuszko bridge due to congestion.
speaking of congestion, staten island expressway, the roadwork out there. this is the westbound side of the roadway by clove road. two lanes shut down between osson avenue. we saw it in time. lintrr looks great. nj transit path hoand saudi arabia ways running on or close to schedule. back to you, darlene and michael. >> darlene, lalluren, thanks very tuch. polaroid wants to go back to instant photos. it's called snap the snap. it's a 10 mega pixel digital camera. it will make a digital print on the spot. it gets saved to an sd card. polaroid says the camera will not use ink or toner. instead, it will use a special paper that costs 99 bucks. no word as to the price of that special paper, though. parents of young girls everywhere will be buying that. it's 6:47 right now. a news conference about tourism
turned into a whale show in connecticut. governor dannel malloy was speaking at the mystic aquarium when juno the beluga whale wanted to see what the fuss was about. he pushed his nose up against the glass to check out the cameras. this has gone viral before. a mariachi band went viral. those who have been to mystic have seen this. they engage.othey like the attention. >> like news anchors. >> re right. >> 6:48. >> just like whales in sotmy ways. official portrait of pop, francis' visit. we'll tell you the story. don't fofrgt to follow us on facebook and twitter. darlene4ny, michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new york."
beautiful view from the top of the rock. you see the haze in the skies right now. pope francis' upcoming visit to the yar is putting an artist from new jersey in the spotlight. >> a painting is designated at official portrait. he painted it in eight hours and brought it to the organization's attention himself. >> she said you got something here that's really, really special, kid. i have to go show this to more board members at the archdiocese. we have to see if we can make something happen with your painting. >> now his portrait will appear on t-shirts, mugs and other items as well commemorating the pope's visit. >> we have a special section on our website with everything you need to know about the holy father's visit to our area. henead to nbcnewyork.com and check it out. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we check in with savannah a willie to see what's ahead. good morning. >> good morning, guys.
>> nice to see you both. straight ahead this morning, we have new developments overnight in the ongoing e-mail controversy surrounding hillary clinton. this morning a former staffer who helped to set up that private e-mail server is planning to plead the fifth and not testify before congress. 're going to be live with the latest developments. >> also ahead, why one florida school is actively monitoring its students' social media accounts. some parents are outraged. is it too far. what happens of the broken-hearted. why a broken heart could be a medical emergency when we see you on a thursday morning. >> been there. >> i know. >> tell us the story. no, we don't have time. >> keep the story tight. >> exactly. >> wrap, wrap, wrap. >> up next, we're going to have an update on the breaking news we've been following in brooklyn.
five people injured in a four-had larm fire. these are live pictures from ditmas park. >> tracie strahan will be live with new information. you're watching "today in new york." we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn' t need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just ike that. you can' t predict it, but you can be ready. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself? realize your buying power at open.com. hey! let me help with that. oh, thank you!
officials just a short time ago. they tell us that five people are being treated at the hospital from a home for minor injuries. three adults and two children. i'll show you what it looked like at the height of all of this. it was a four-alarm fire that broke out. it's still not under control. it's contained but at this point they're still trying to work to get water on it. this type of construction leads to hot pockets. it's tough to get a handle on it. it started at 1312 glenwood and spread to a home on the corner. no one in the home on the corner was injured. we bring you back live. you can see no water on any of the homes right now. people being told to keep their windows closed because smoke is still a factor in all of that. back to you in the studio. >> thank you very much, tracie. now to katherine creag, a kchaotic chain of events that ended with an arrest on long island. kat? >> reporter: darlene and michael, absolutely right.
that driver got in a crash holtsville, several miles away. he ended up here in patchogue where he was arrestede w want to show you video of that arrest. one man was taken down by several officers. we're told the suspect stoeld a tractor-trailer in holtsville after his own vehicle was wrecked. he drove to patchogue and crashed into a utility pole. it doesn't end there. he tried to steal a car from a used car lot. they were hot on his trail. darlene and michael, he was arrested back to you. kat, thanks very much. there are new health concerns in the bronx after the legionella bacteria turned up in the water system in a housing complex. in the last six months, four cases of legionnaires' disease has been reported in the melrose houses as a precaution. health department has ordered the hot water shut off from that affected building. each apartment will get a water filter. city says people are safe to use the cold water for drinking, cooking and bathing. quite the inconvenience for everyone who lives there.
>> a real scare for many. >> lauren, we'll check on traffic. >> just a couple of things going on out there. we'll look at the tappan zee bridge where it's slow going northbound out there. there's a construction vehicle moving slowly in the right place. that's mid-span that you're seeing heading to rockland county. then we also have the staten island expressway westbound that's out there also causing pretty heavy delays. the rails look good. that's the best news. >> absolutely. after yesterday. chris, hazy on the ground. >> it's going to stay that way. hazy, hot, humid. in the 90s. one last day of 90s for a while. an isolated storm. scattered showers in the morning. less humid by the end of the day. weekend looks fantastic. lots of sunshine, low humidity saturday. 82. 87 on sunday, warmer yet, 90 by monday. could start another new heat wave early next week. >> chris, great. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york."
good morning. breaking overnight. staying silent the young tech worker who set up hillary clinton's private e-mail server says he'll plead the fifth and and not testify on dhoil. is there something to hide in what does it mean to the clinton campaign? > dozens of officers spring into action after a woman calls in a false tip in the suspects accused of killing the illinois police officers. what could be her motivation. as a heart broken community turns out in force to remember the fallen. fighting for her children. kelly rutherford set to go before a judge in monaco this morning. the latest chapter with her bitter custody battle with her ex-husband. and rampage an angry elephant attacks a tourist
vehicle in zimbabwe. everyone is okay but it's a wildlife experience everyone will never forget. today thursday, september 3, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning everyone. welcome to today on a thurz thursday. the former i.t. staffer who plans to plead the fifth about the hillary clinton e-mails. kristin welker is live at the white house with details on the story. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. yet another blow to the clinton campaign. her former staffer brian pagliano who helped set up the server for hillary clinton is refusing to answer questions.
the house committee on benghazi suoena pagliano last month. he worked for clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign and athe state department setting up the e-mail in 2009. pagliano would not answer questions asserting his constitutional right against self-incrimination. the clinton campaign said they encouraged pagliano answer questions. two other clinton aids will testify before a congressional committee starting today. clinton will testify in october. the campaign reiterated that clinton never sent or received anything marked classified. clinton will make stops in puerto rico, new hampshire, and iowa. one aid is prepared to answer